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This enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on being Muslim in America today.
Threading My Prayer Rug is a richly textured reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America today. It is also the luminous story of many journeys: from Pakistan to the United States in an arranged marriage that becomes a love match lasting 40 years; from secular Muslim in an Islamic society to devout Muslim in a society ignorant of Islam, and from liberal to conservative to American Muslim; from student to bride and mother; and from an immigrant intending to stay two years to an American citizen, business executive, grandmother, and tireless advocate for interfaith understanding.
Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of her arranged marriage, the author undercuts stereotypes and offers the refreshing view of an American life through Muslim eyes. In chapters leavened with humor, hope, and insight, she recounts an immigrant's daily struggles balancing assimilation with preserving heritage, overcoming religious barriers from within and distortions of Islam from without, and confronting issues of raising her children as Muslims - while they lobby for a Christmas tree!
Sabeeha Rehman was doing interfaith work for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind the Muslim community center at Ground Zero, when the backlash began. She discusses what that experience revealed about American society.
©2016 Sabeeha Rehman (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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By Marion on 11-02-17

I laughed. I cried. I listened. I heard

This is an important, well written story about Islam in America today told from the vantage point of a woman who has lived - and effected - the changes and reforms that are bringing Islam into modernity. Her personal stories will resonate with anyone living as a minority especially but not only mothers and women.

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By learner on 07-06-17

Open your mind to a great story.

We are more alike than different. This touched me deeply as a christian reverted to Islam.

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By Vonny Milonny on 01-07-17

A must read for all in my opinion

A wonderful autobiographical account of one woman's life when she moves to live with her new Husband in America and her struggles as a woman of the Muslim faith trying to adjust to living in a predominantly Christian country and trying to bring these two communities together.

I enjoyed this book so much that I listened twice! It has opened my eyes further and answered questions I have had.

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